Funding by the Federal Government


€3.01 billion in additional funding
(as of January 2024)

German Centres of Excellence for AI Research


Nationwide network of 6 German Centres of Excellence for AI Research

Publications and citations


8,144 published scientific articles (2022)

Professorships funded by Federal Government

Research | Skills

150 additional professorships on AI funded (since 2019)

AI Monitoring: Describing the state of Artifical Intelligence in Germany

What is the state of research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Germany? To what extent is the transfer of AI technologies from science to application in economy successful? Where are AI competencies being developed and how widespread are they among the population? The AI Monitoring of Plattform Lernende Systeme provides key figures on the status quo and on the potential for further development of AI research and transfer in Germany.

Junior Research Groups on AI

Reserach | Skills

56 Junior Research Groups for increased support of young scientists (as of February 2024)

Grant programs for SMEs


42 public programs to promote AI in SMEs
(as of February 2024)

AI patents


928 AI patents were newly filed by scientists from Germany in 2021

Learning opportunities at high schools


Compulsory Computer Science lessons in 7 federal states (as of 2023)

Study programs related to AI


208 study programs with AI focus 171 study programs with Data Science focus
(as of February 2024)

AI startups


502 AI startups founded (in the past 10 years) $2.35 billion in private investment (2022)

Publicly funded Transfer Hubs


122 publicly funded Transfer Hubs on AI
(as of 2024)

Professionals' AI skills


3.5% of employees have AI skills or are professionally involved with AI (as of 2022)